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Enhancing Big Data Security with Collaborative Intrusion Detection

Journal Article
Tan, Z., Nagar, U. T., He, X., Nanda, P., Liu, R. P., Wang, S., & Hu, J. (2014)
Enhancing Big Data Security with Collaborative Intrusion Detection. IEEE cloud computing, 1(3), 27-33. https://doi.org/10.1109/mcc.2014.53
Big data, often stored in cloud networks, is changing our business models and applications. Rich information residing in big data is driving business decision making to be a d...

Detection of Denial-of-Service Attacks Based on Computer Vision Techniques

Journal Article
Tan, Z., Jamdagni, A., He, X., Nanda, P., Liu, R. P., & Hu, J. (2015)
Detection of Denial-of-Service Attacks Based on Computer Vision Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 64(9), 2519-2533. https://doi.org/10.1109/tc.2014.2375218
Detection of Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks has attracted researchers since 1990s. A variety of detection systems has been proposed to achieve this task. Unlike the existing ...

Improving cloud network security using the Tree-Rule firewall

Journal Article
He, X., Chomsiri, T., Nanda, P., & Tan, Z. (2014)
Improving cloud network security using the Tree-Rule firewall. Future Generation Computer Systems, 30, 116-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2013.06.024
This study proposes a new model of firewall called the ‘Tree-Rule Firewall’, which offers various benefits and is applicable for large networks such as ‘cloud’ networks. The r...

Hybrid Tree-rule Firewall for High Speed Data Transmission

Journal Article
Chomsiri, T., He, X., Nanda, P., & Tan, Z. (2016)
Hybrid Tree-rule Firewall for High Speed Data Transmission. IEEE transactions on cloud computing, 1-1. https://doi.org/10.1109/tcc.2016.2554548
Traditional firewalls employ listed rules in both configuration and process phases to regulate network traffic. However, configuring a firewall with listed rules may create ru...

Building an Intrusion Detection System Using a Filter-Based Feature Selection Algorithm

Journal Article
Ambusaidi, M. A., He, X., Nanda, P., & Tan, Z. (2016)
Building an Intrusion Detection System Using a Filter-Based Feature Selection Algorithm. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 65(10), 2986-2998. https://doi.org/10.1109/tc.2016.2519914
Redundant and irrelevant features in data have caused a long-term problem in network traffic classification. These features not only slow down the process of classification bu...

When amateurs do the job of a professional, the result is smart grids secured by dumb crypto.

Other
Buchanan, W. J. (2015)
When amateurs do the job of a professional, the result is smart grids secured by dumb crypto
Security relies upon good programming and correct adherence to well-designed standards. If the standards are sloppy, then security has been compromised from the outset. Smart ...

The UK’s eHealth cloud project: EHR and the cloud: assessing the benefits and mitigating the risks.

Presentation / Conference
Buchanan, W. J., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C., & Lawson, A. (2012, January)
The UK’s eHealth cloud project: EHR and the cloud: assessing the benefits and mitigating the risks. Paper presented at Arab Health 2012 (Electronic Healthcare Records), Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This presentation focuses on: - Using the Cloud to provide geographical flexibility and facilitate information exchange to enable the effective treatment of patients across bo...

Towards a framework for the generation of enhanced attack/background network traffic for evaluation of network-based intrusion detection systems

Conference Proceeding
Lo, O. C. W., Graves, J. R., & Buchanan, W. J. (2009)
Towards a framework for the generation of enhanced attack/background network traffic for evaluation of network-based intrusion detection systems. In J. Demergis (Ed.), Proceedings of 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, 190-200
There are a multitude of threats faced in computer networks such as viruses, worms, trojans, attempted user privilege gain, data theft and denial of service attacks. To combat...

Traffic light hacking shows the Internet of Things must come with better security.

Other
Buchanan, W. J. (2014)
Traffic light hacking shows the Internet of Things must come with better security
The growing extent to which our day-to-day infrastructure is computer-controlled and internet-connected leaves it open to the possibility that malicious hackers could intercep...

Towards simulation of patient data for evaluation of E-health platform and services.

Presentation / Conference
Lo, O., Fan, L., Buchanan, W. J., Thuemmler, C., & Lawson, A. (2012, June)
Towards simulation of patient data for evaluation of E-health platform and services. Paper presented at 13th Annual Post Graduate Symposium on the Convergence of Telecommunications, Networking and Broadcasting, Liverpool
This paper presents the design and implementation of the Patient Simulator, a software application used for the simulation of patient data. The simulator aims to evaluate e- H...
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Fragment Finder

2015 - 2016
Fragment Finder (FF) enables a new, high-speed approach to digital forensics. It is unique in that it will build a more efficient technical architecture for the creation, storage and use of hash signa...
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £228,757

Flexiant Ltd, Innovation voucher

2011 - 2012
This research project studies the feasibility of a Cloud-based platform which is used to evaluate the performance of digital forensics tools. Along with measuring key quality metrics, such as true-pos...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

The truth about cybersecurity in 7 words (poster competition for women in cybersecurity)

2017 - 2017
This event aims to inspire women into cybersecurity roles by bringing together the cyber women from across the UK in the form of a poster competition. The event will be held in collaboration with Edin...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £500

Morgan Stanley: Security Analytics for Insider Threat Monitoring

2017 - 2017
Morgan Stanley is seeking a data science resource / support to augment its Technology Information Risk Team within the Technology and Data division. The key challenge involves an investigation of the ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £19,974

IoT Hardware Security Test Framework

2017 - 2018
The collaboration work has developed through an existing Data Lab funded project, and has shown how data science can be used to discover security vulnerabilities within IoT devices. Currently the team...
Funder: Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems | Value: £58,807

The truth about cybersecurity in 7 words – 2018 (poster competition in cybersecurity)

2018 - 2018
In a recent report by International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, it is estimated there will be a global shortfall of 1.5 million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, so...
Funder: The Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance | Value: £500

Trisent: Innovation Voucher for Personal Context Data Project

2018 - 2018
This is a small project to initiate an engagement following an unsuccessful application for a larger Data Lab project. Trisent’s core technology is called the Personal Context Management System (PCM...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Eyecademy: Innovation Voucher for Food Provenance

2018 - 2018
This project will focus on the building of a food provenance platform based on distributed ledger technologies
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Hypervine: Innovation Voucher Construction Site Safety Enhancement

2018 - 2018
This focuses on the use of distributed ledger technologies to manage both compliance events such as signing off on work and also document management
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Next Generation Connectivity with Health and Well-being

2018 - 2021
This project will investigate existing consumer tech, IOT and connectivity capabilities for simulation activities. Napier and DHI will explore a range of technologies that can connect to DHI’s simul...
Funder: Digital Health Institute | Value: £69,355
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Test-bed and evaluation of a home-based adverse event prediction infrastructure

2013 - date
The "Frailty Framework" is the development of a next generation health assessment and predictive analysis system. It will...
Adrian Smales | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Alistair Lawson

Utilising reduced file representations to facilitate fast contraband detection

2015 - 2019
The field of Digital Forensics has been facing scalability issues for the last 10 years, resulting in huge backlogs for la...
Dr Sean McKeown | Director of Studies: Dr Gordon Russell | Second Supervisor: Dr Petra Leimich

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

2008 - 2012
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing t...
Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh | Director of Studies: Prof Xiaodong Liu | Second Supervisor: Prof Sally Smith

Forensic analysis of large capacity digital storage devices

2013 - 2017
Triage of large capacity digital devices
Philip Penrose | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Rich Macfarlane

RESCUE: Evaluation of a fragmented secret share system in distributed cloud architecture

2014 - 2019
This work aims to address current problems of security within Cloud-based systems, as the risks in moving data i...
Dr Elo Ukwandu | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Dr Gordon Russell

Application of evolutionary machine learning in metamorphic malware analysis and detection

2017 - date
Ms Kehinde Babaagba | Director of Studies: Dr Thomas Tan | Second Supervisor: Prof Emma Hart

Framework for evaluation of e-health platform and services

2010 - 2015
Methodologies for evaluation of e-Health platforms are still lacking. This research proposes an e-Health evaluation framework that aims to pro...
Dr Owen Lo | Director of Studies: Prof Bill Buchanan | Second Supervisor: Prof Christoph Thuemmler

Evaluating individual engagement with e-Participation systems

2019 - date
Peter Cruickshank | Director of Studies: Prof Hazel Hall
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How working together delivered the key to unlocking the value of health data to European citizens

2 December 2019
Symphonic integrated into the EU Shield project, and which aims to share health care information across Europe, in a trusted way. Symphonic integrated a consent module which allows patient consent dat...

University Spin-out - Cyan Forensics - Wins at GovTech Summit 2019

18 November 2019
The third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University was the winner at PitchGovTech as part of the GovTech Summit 2019.

University Spin-out Partners with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

14 August 2019
Cyan Forensics - the third Cybersecurity spin-out from The Cyber Academy at Edinburgh Napier University - is partnering with America’s National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint Awarded Honourable Mentions in SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019

17 June 2019
Honourable mentions in the SICSA Supervisor of the Year 2019 were awarded to Dr Zhiyuan (Thomas) Tan and Dr Tom Flint from the School of Computer, Edinburgh Napier University at the SICSA PhD Conferen...

Edinburgh Napier University has the greatest representation at the prestigious Scottish Cyber Awards

10 October 2018
Edinburgh Napier University has once more a great presence in the Scottish Cyber Awards, with six (direct and indirect finalists) in five categories.

Big Data in Cyber Security Conference

30 May 2018
Big Data in Cyber Security Conference held at Craiglockhart

SOCLAB Launch

10 April 2018
Official launch of SOCLAB, the new SOC facility in Merchiston Campus

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Invited to Deliver a Seminar on Internet of Things and Its Security at the Dongguan University of Technology, China, December 2017

12 December 2017
Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT) is a key university in Dongguan, China. DGUT has undertaken more than 900 significant research projects, such as the National Key Basic Research Development Pl...

Dr. Zhiyuan Tan Won The National Research Award 2017 from The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman

12 November 2017
Dr. Zhiyuan Tan's research work entitled "Building an intrusion detection system using a filter-based feature selection algorithm" has been awarded by the The Research Council of the Sultanate of Oman...

Professor Opens Up on His Love of Edinburgh, Cryptography and Innovation

22 August 2017
In an interview with Inspired Edinburgh in The Victorian Townhouse, Professor Bill Buchanan outlined his career and his university, along with his love of his home city, cryptography and innovation. T...